Behavioral Assistants Program
The Behavioral Assistant Program is a partnership of the The Collaborative Center, Rutgers Psychology Department and the New Brunswick Public School District to provide support for students at risk for learning or behavioral difficulties. The Behavioral Assistants (BAs) will work as part of a team, under the direct supervision of graduate student Behavioral Consultants and psychology staff from Behavior Therapy Associates.
This unique opportunity will allows undergraduate students to interact with teachers and children and gain exposure to cognitive-behavioral interventions to address behavior problems for students in New Brunswick Public School classrooms. This experience involves direct work in classrooms, including observation of children and teaching staff, data collection, and implementing specific interventions. This is a 2-credit experience for two semesters because stability is so important to the children involved.
· Work in schools for approximately 3 hours per week.
· Attend and participate in regularly scheduled training/supervision team meetings to communicate the classroom/student progress on target behaviors.
· Provide direct support to students and classroom teachers through implementation of behavior plans.
· Are fingerprinted and undergo a criminal background check as soon as possible so clearance can be obtained early in the semester.
To apply, please submit the application found here.